The other day, I was scouting the internets for a good recipe on sweet potato soup. While I reckon a good deal of the ones I came across were perfectly tasty, most of them included ingredients that I didn’t have in my pantry, namely either carrots, potatoes or onions. I don’t really do potatoes or onions. And I wasn’t all that eager to go out and buy anything, either.
What I did have, was a fairly large sweet potato, heaps and heaps of chicken broth I’d just made last weekend, a variety of spices, and heavy cream. Surely, these ingredients should be enough for a decent sweet potato soup?
It turns out, yes, they were. No need to disturb the sweet potato taste with carrots, onions or potatoes, at all. And, I love it when recipes only call for the bare minimum of ingredients. So, I thought I’d share with you my simple, on-the-whim and no fuss sweet potato soup recipe so that you might enjoy it to!
1 sweet potato (peeled and diced)
2 dl chicken broth (or enough to cover the potatoes)
1 dl heavy cream
1 tsp Himalayan salt
1 tsp grounded ginger
1 pinch chili powder
1 pinch black pepper
Servings: 2 portions.
So, I removed the skin from my sweet potato and diced it. I put it in a casserole, and poured in just enough chicken broth to cover the diced sweet potato. Then, I heated it to a boil and let it simmer for approx. 15 minutes until soft. When the sweet potatoes were done, I took my hand blender and blended until smooth, and stirred in the rest of a heavy cream carton I had in the fridge with a spatula. I put it back on the stove and let it heat up, and added spices to taste. Approx. one teaspoon Himalaya salt, a knife-edge pepper, a pinch of chili powder and powdered ginger went into the soup.
My soup turned out very creamy and thick. If you like your soup thinner, add more cream or broth as needed. Add enough spices to suit your preferred level of spiciness.
Option 1: // Cheddar, Smoked Ham.
Option 2: // Pumpkin Seeds, Feta Cheese, A drizzle of Chili.
Or what ever your heart desire. Soup garnish can be varied endlessly, and this one is no exception.
And you know, if you decide to try this recipe, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!